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217 Mound Builders

Posted By Jose Velez, Monday, April 21, 2014


            The Mound Builders were early inhabitants of Florida. An interesting feature of these people was the mounds they would build. Some mounds were for ceremonial purposes and other for spiritual. These were very talented individuals in building their mounds. My garden was made in an open area in my neighborhood where a lot of plants and gardens reside. I chose this place because I feel it blends in with the natural feel of the area. The lakeside beauty seems like a good fit for a garden to be made. The whole area is filled with plants and other gardens made by the people of the neighborhood. The Mound Builders built their mounds to improve their way of life out of nothing. They build mounds with materials they can find. This area I chose at one point didn’t have much either and people started to plant seeds and make this area what it is today. The Mound Builders made their mounds with limited resources using debris as one of their main resources to build the mounds that they benefitted greatly from. That’s an admirable trait in which one can build something out of the resources they are given and make it great. This garden was made alongside other gardens in which many individuals came together to make. It’s a great thing that just like the Mound Builders who came together and build something, others can do the same with this area I have selected to represent the Mound Builders. 

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